Canine splints are used in the treatment of lesions in the distal limbs of dogs.
The splints are useful both in neurological problems, where they improve the positioning of the extremities; As in traumatic problems where they support and immobilize.
This splint is designed for the dog's rear limb and supports up over the tarsus.
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Injuries to the limbs of small animals often require bandages or splints that immobilize the limb. This splint is modeled as the human splints, which are commonly used in leg, tarsus and foot injuries. They are composed of thermoformable polypropylene for a better adaptation to the posterior extremity of the animal. They are covered with closed cell foam.
It has no right or left foot, can be used by both. If there is difference with respect to the posterior or anterior member (See anterior orthopedic splint for dog).
The splint is placed on the back of the dog's leg and can be adjusted with padded velcro straps that are secured over the front of the leg. Inside the splint, the inner padding keeps the leg safe and comfortable. Non-skid pads on the underside of the splint add stability.
The rear splint is designed for maximum comfort and mobility. Your dog may take a few days to acclimate to the sensation of walking with a splint.
Using a flexible tape measure, measure A, which is the length from the height of the tarsus and passing the tape from behind the extremity and below the foot to the tip of the longest finger. The weight of the animal is approximate. From this, look at the following table to decide the correct size:
XXS or Feline
Measure A (cm)
Measure B (cm)
The XXS measurement is used for very small dogs and even for cats.
Measure B "splint height" is not necessary but it represents the total length of the splint and can help you decide the size. Put the animal in season and using a flexible tape measure, and passing it under the foot of the animal, is the measurement that goes from the tip of the longest finger to the midpoint between the hock and the knee. The splint should not exceed the height of the knee so as not to cause injury to the knee.
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